Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

Probably the easiest way to climb Snowdon


Route outline for walk gw110:

Snowdon Ranger Car Park  -  Snowdon Ranger Railway Station  -  Llwyn Onn  -  Maen Bras  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Bwlch Cwm Brwynog  -  Clogwyn Du'r Arddu  -  Snowdon Mountain Railway  -  Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Snowdon Ranger Car Park



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Snowdon Ranger Path is named after John Morton, the self-styled 'Snowdon Ranger', who used to escort 'gentlemen who put themselves under his guidance in order to ascend Snowdon and see the country'.

He lived in what is now the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel at the beginning of the path.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) means 'The Burial Place' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-oo-ith-va'. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Jennifer Turnbull (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes. <br>What a tight finish, just time for this photo!

The last of the National 3 Peaks 24hr Challenge before descending to finish in 23 hours 45 minutes.
What a tight finish, just time for this photo!

Photo: Wayne Hill (94)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Me on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Jenni Lynn (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (6)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

ON the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: David Jefferies (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glaslyn (front) and Llyn Llydaw with The Pyg Track (far left) and the Miners' Track (centre left) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Cathy Crompton (3)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (4)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon

Llyn Padarn and Llanberis from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (9)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

My oldest sons (14 and 15 years old) and some of their mates get hands on at the cairn, on top of Mount Snowdon after doing a charity walk.

Photo: Sara Hatcha (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw from Snowdon

Photo: David Atherton (8)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The Watkin Path, Nantgwynant and Cnicht on the horizon from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Victoria Ashley (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

At the summit of Snowdon in March 2012

Photo: Nicola James (2)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Jane, Holly, William and Gnasher Bishop on the top of Snowdon

Jane, Holly, William and Gnasher Bishop on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Andrew Worsey (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Photo: Stephen Cooper (3)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Llanberis from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Barry Lugg (16)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit Cafe

Photo: Richard Nicholls (13)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - My big sister Louise and my brother-in-law Dave at the top of Snowdon last September

My big sister Louise and my brother-in-law Dave at the top of Snowdon last September

Photo: Nicola Shipston (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Photo: Steve Hitchman (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Stuart Edwards (3)


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